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The Call — I Still Believe
Album: Reconciled
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6.8

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Total ratings: 1909









Released: 1986
Length: 5:30
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I been in a cave
For forty days
Only a spark
To light my way
I wanna give out
I wanna give in
This is our crime
This is our sin

But I still believe
I still believe
Through the pain
And the grief
Through the lies
Through the storms
Through the cries
And through the wars
Oh, I still believe

Flat on my back
Out a sea
Hopin' these waves
Don't cover me
I'm turned and tossed
Upon the waves
When the darkness comes
I feel the grave

But I still believe
I still believe
Through the cold
And the heat
Through the pain
And through the tears
Through the crowds
And through the cheers
Oh, I still believe

I'll march this road
I'll climb this hill
Down on my knees if I have to
I'll take my place
Up on this stage
I'll wait 'til the end of time
For you like everybody else
I'm out on my own
Walkin' the streets
Look at the faces
That I meet
I feel like I like I want to go home
What do I feel
What do I know

But I still believe
I still believe
Through the shame
And through the grief
Through the heartache
Through the years
Through the waiting
Through the years

For people like us
In places like this
We need all the hope
That we can get
Oh, I still believe
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 Ipse_Dixit wrote:

I nominate this as the official anthem of Gen-X




Works for me!
So fun to hear this again!!
I nominate this as the official anthem of Gen-X
I have to admit I do like the

TIM CAPPELLO

version better. Can't beat the sax.
These words sure have rung true over the last 2 years.
 joejennings wrote:

Excellent!




I Agree!
 tm wrote:

this song reminds me of my childhood friends



me too TM, but it was my college buddies that i think of with this song.  we wore this album out freshman year.  thankfully i'm still in touch with them so many years later.
Excellent!
Not the same without the 'roid rage sax solo!
Cue immediate mental image of this part of the movie, heh. 
 diannemck56 wrote:

Can't hear this tune without thinking of these guys...  LOST BOYS!!

Twitterpated pre-teen emotions flood back. Anyone else!

this song reminds me of my childhood friends
Wasn't Lost Boys filmed near Santa Cruz? (I noticed this band originated there).  Always loved that movie partly for the location. 
Is this a religious song?
I actually thought this was Richard Thompson for a moment... 
For people like us... in places like this...
An automatic 8 for bringing me back to The Lost Boys. 
I remember hearing this on the soundtrack to the film Lost Boys which is a good vampire movie if anyone wants to see it but is trumped by Near Dark with top notch performance from the late great Bill Paxton.
 Idiodyssey wrote:
A little trivia here but lead singer Michael Been's son is a singer and bassist for another band that is often played on RP. 

Robert Levon Been is a member of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.  They actually do a cover of The Call's "Let the Day Begin" on their Specter at the Feast album.

Obviously his son didn't go with his Dad's music genre for BRMC. 


BRMC is truly a great band in their own right. Michael died while working on one of his son's BRMC tour. Going out the way he would have wanted, rocking. With family. I still believe.
One of my favorite bands in the late 80's. I got a chance to see them live in Sacramento, but it was spur of the moment, we walked in halfway through the show, and I was already hammered. I don't remember a thing.  But I still have the CDs. RIP Michael Been.
An amazing band on record and in person that never cracked through to the top tier. Tragic. But I Still Believe.
This album, this time I still believe
 ImaOldman wrote:
 Jazbo wrote:
I wore this cassette out back in the day. Yes, cassette.
 In my life we've gone from vinyl to 8 track to cassette to DVD's to iTunes and now back to vinyl. What a long strange trip it's been...
 

Wouldn't go back to vinyl myself. If someone could play back a toptop-notch classical music recording on vinyl and show me that it bettered the CD version, I might keep a turntable around for the best LPs. Otherwise, no thanks. 
 ImaOldman wrote:
 Jazbo wrote:
I wore this cassette out back in the day. Yes, cassette.
 In my life we've gone from vinyl to 8 track to cassette to DVD's to iTunes and now back to vinyl. What a long strange trip it's been...
 
I went Cassette > CD > MP3 > Radio Paradise, and got stuck on that last step.
A little trivia here but lead singer Michael Been's son is a singer and bassist for another band that is often played on RP. 

Robert Levon Been is a member of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.  They actually do a cover of The Call's "Let the Day Begin" on their Specter at the Feast album.

Obviously his son didn't go with his Dad's music genre for BRMC. 
Kenny Fucking Powers!
Ahhh....Santa Cruz in the mid 80s.  Me in my 20s.  Michael Bean jamming in his garage over off Morissesy Blvd with The Call getting ready for a show at the Catalyst.  I asked to listen in and leaned against my hood drinking a beer.  I knew then that this was a good thing to remember.
Actually thought this was Richard Thompson for a second
 Jazbo wrote:
I wore this cassette out back in the day. Yes, cassette.
 In my life we've gone from vinyl to 8 track to cassette to DVD's to iTunes and now back to vinyl. What a long strange trip it's been...
Opening lines a liiiiiiiiiiiittle on the nose right now... 

Thanks for the laugh and the good message, guys. 
I still believe
 lizardking wrote:

Cassettes were great for us wannabe DJ's back in the day, copying from the radio, playing from the turntable (while trying to be extra quiet) and dubbing to tape, and then for advanced users, opening the case and splicing the tape....yeah...those were the days!  

I don't remember listening to this when it came out (I was 9) and now I can proudly rate this one an 8.4; almost ready to upgrade to a 9....Long Live RP!!

 
+1 today; it's a 9 and LLRP!!

Can't hear this tune without thinking of these guys...  LOST BOYS!!
Check out Russ Taff's version from 1988, his vocal is amazing. 
Death by stereo.
 Jazbo wrote:
I wore this cassette out back in the day. Yes, cassette.
 
Cassettes were great for us wannabe DJ's back in the day, copying from the radio, playing from the turntable (while trying to be extra quiet) and dubbing to tape, and then for advanced users, opening the case and splicing the tape....yeah...those were the days!  

I don't remember listening to this when it came out (I was 9) and now I can proudly rate this one an 8.4; almost ready to upgrade to a 9....Long Live RP!!

Song still relevant ..
 Laptopdog wrote:
ziggytrix wrote:
i like the part where he goes "ngyah ngyah ngyah wooo oo oooh" cracks me up every time.
It's sounds like Arnold Schwartzenegger singing.
 

Yeah, that's what I was thinking, too! Get to  da choppa!!!!
Reject from the Breakfast Club soundtrack....but its 80's catchy.  
Saw these guys perform at a Borders bookstore back in the early 2000s (I know, what a lousy gig). They sounded great, performing for about 50 people. When the set was over, they booked (pun intended).
 haljordan wrote:
The Lost Boys soundtrack is still be best mix tape in the history of humankind. 

 
Yes! And it's not just me who thinks that! Double yes! {#Bananajam}
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Oh come on , its fun. You all are wanting to drive fast , play the radio loud ,and scream the song out........admit it 

 


{#Yes} {#Dancingbanana_2}
Boy, this song takes me back. Yeah, 80s. But good over-the-top 80s. Saw these guys in a small Charlotte, NC club around 88-89. Rocked the house.
Awesome montage muzak!
 changodelaplaya wrote:
"You're one of us, now, Michael!" LOL!
 
Classic!
"You're one of us, now, Michael!" LOL!
What a great band was The Call. Very underrated. Miss them.
I have Modern Romans by The Call. One of my fave songs from that was Turn A Blind Eye. Someone should upload it...
Cheese, but good cheese...
 haljordan wrote:
The Lost Boys soundtrack is still be best mix tape in the history of humankind. 

 
Might just be.  I do love the movie and prefer Tim Capello's solo version much better.  The sax solo freaking just plain rocks.
 haljordan wrote:
The Lost Boys soundtrack is still be best mix tape in the history of humankind. 
 
Not sure about that. The Color of Money soundtrack was hard to beat. {#Cheers}
The Lost Boys soundtrack is still be best mix tape in the history of humankind. 
I like the call, but the Syntho makes me cringe slightly, it reminds me of the syntho part of the Revenge of Nerds movie.  I hope that this comment does not ruin the song for others who will only see Gilbert doing his techno thing with a syntho keyboard.  
 Image result for gilbert nerds movie
"Where's that saxophone-solo I remember!? Did that oliy Conan-lookalike from the movie actually sing it?"

...it was a cover, but yes, tim capello absolutely did sing it, and is remarkably capable of pulling off that sax-bodybuilder-synth-rock act, probably one of the only people who can...
{#Cool}
Only got to see them live once, but they killed. Had to use borrowed equipment as theirs had been stolen prior to the show. RIP Michael.
For people like us.
In places like this.
We need all the hope
that we can get 

Yeap. I still believe.  
what??!!!! Really !!!??  Thanks RP for making me think about the sweaty shirtless guy wearing chains while playing sax... but I have to admit I've never heard this version ... #lostBoys
{#Dancingbanana_2}Great tune!
 missdawn wrote:
the lost boys!!

 
great film. song. era
 ddog wrote:
Maybe Talk Talk or Go West will be next. {#Dance}

 
Talk Talk why not - Go West - forget it...
8 > 9
the lost boys!!
Most Excellent Band!!!
How in the world can this be a 6.3?
 EdEastridge wrote:
I remember working their show in Louisville when they did the MTv New Music Tour (y'know, back in the days when the "M" actually meant "Music", what a concept). Anyway, loudest show in the Red Barn to that date. There were claims of db levels nearing jet takeoffs. Even doing a pre-show test of their PA, especially subs caused a detectable brownout to a large portion of UofL's campus. Helluva show.

 
That's a great throw back to th' day. Thanks.
Timmy Capello's version rocked it!!!
 
 velocette wrote:
I believe I want to go and get a mullet.... Maybe some bell-bottoms, too.

 
Except that you'd have to wait around a long time. About a decade separated bellbottoms (early 70s) and mullets (mid to late 80s)
Oh come on , its fun. You all are wanting to drive fast , play the radio loud ,and scream the song out........admit it 
Boring
always just assumed this was U2 but could never get through the thing to find out..{#No}
A new low for RP.
 velocette wrote:
I believe I want to go and get a mullet.... Maybe some bell-bottoms, too.

 
maybe Xtra shoulder pads for your polyester Members Only jacket    ; )
Sam Emerson: Death by stereo!
 zepher wrote:

Problem with Venice Beach.... All the Vampires!

 
Naw... the Vampires are all from Santa Cruz just like this band!
Maybe Talk Talk or Go West will be next. {#Dance}

Problem with Venice Beach.... All the Vampires!
love it! Reminds me of The Lost Boys movie! Classic!
I still think of The Lost Boys.  Every.  Time.
I believe I want to go and get a mullet.... Maybe some bell-bottoms, too.
Oh dear, possibly the worst track I've heard on RP!
I remember working their show in Louisville when they did the MTv New Music Tour (y'know, back in the days when the "M" actually meant "Music", what a concept). Anyway, loudest show in the Red Barn to that date. There were claims of db levels nearing jet takeoffs. Even doing a pre-show test of their PA, especially subs caused a detectable brownout to a large portion of UofL's campus. Helluva show.
 Troutnskibum wrote:
Really, Bill? Really...? Eye of the Tiger next?

 

I think you mean Bananrama. Or on a positive note, The Human League.
I still really like this....
Sweet old memories...
Nice to hear again!
You're a vampire Micheal, just wait 'till I tell mom!
I just upped my rating from 7 to 8. Because I still believe.  
Dig this one!!
 
nerd wrote:
Ahhh, makes me want to watch The Lost Boys!

 
{#Guitarist} YES!!!
I'd agree with both the positive and the negative comments about this song.  Michael Beene(sp?) played a great bass live (six-string fretless, IIRC) - among the better talents I saw during that time period for that instrument.
Really, Bill? Really...? Eye of the Tiger next?
 hagz21 wrote:
I feel like I'm watching a musical montage on Baywatch. 
 

and that's a bad thing?
A David Byrne sound-alike, but what a boring song.  
NIGHTLY MILITARY RAIDS!!!
Ahhh, makes me want to watch The Lost Boys!

Best underrated 80's band. STILL BELIEVE!! 
Jesus love this song! How I do the same!
I feel like I'm watching a musical montage on Baywatch. 
Retro fun!!!!
 willmcnaught wrote:
Saw in Portland at their peak, very very good show! Lots of energy, passion!
 

Saw that show in the "St. Mary's Elderly Home" too,

Lots of energy and passion - yes!
Call me at my 90th birthday, Will!

BAD - BAD - BAD!

The worst song ever recorded?
The worst cover ever created?

This song is gloriously cheesy.  I really like it and enjoyed Lost Boys.  Being a dude, I never got the Corymania but the chick was kinda hot.
I like this one mainly for the feelings it invokes - very much tied in my mind to spring of my junior year in high school.  (And yes, I loved The Lost Boys!)  Good times. {#Smile}
i remember this song from The Lost Boys... never knew it was by The Call though 
I try not to be critical but I despise the 80's synthesizer. 
Saw in Portland at their peak, very very good show! Lots of energy, passion!
Wasn't this on the lost boys soundtrack? lol  Sweet!
eight 2 nine
One of my favourite eighties synth songs! Love the Power of the song too. Thanks for playing!
Never heard this before... I quite like it!
 Derecho wrote:
Garth Hudson on keyboards?!?!
 
Most likely. He and Robbie Robertson helped produce some of their albums and played here and there. Isn't is fun that Hudson's style is so recognizable? You should hear him on "The Walls Came Down."

I get a kick—and am a little dismayed by its shallowness—of the commentary that automatically dismisses anything with a production date of 1980 through 1989, as if the era is some sort of poison—no relation to the band. The Call may have used some of the production values that were common to the time, but the songwriting was stellar and the arrangements first rate. Great rock'n'roll.
Garth Hudson on keyboards?!?!
 vandal wrote:
God go with you Michael - you will be missed! 

Michael Been
  Yes he will. I was fortunate enough to see them live 5 times. His presence on stage was giant!


 pinklife wrote:
Followed, perhaps, by "Eye of the Tiger"?  {#Doh}
 
{#Roflol}